This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Beauty parlours

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Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to leave her home in order to go to a beauty parlour or salon to style her hair or wax the hair on her body? What is the Shar’ee ruling in regard to this issue? A: In Deen, the most important obligation after Imaan is salaah. In regard to… read more »

Watching cartoons and movies

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Q: Is watching cartoons or movies Halaal or Haraam? A: The television is one of the main tools of Shaitaan in misleading man. The one who views the television is not committing one sin; rather he is perpetrating a conglomeration of sins and a host of evil deeds. Some of the wrongs associated with the… read more »

Wife uttering kufr statements

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Q: I need guidance on my marriage which I am not sure if nikah is still valid or not. May Allah Ta’ala grant you full Jaza khair for your help in deen to the ummah Ameen. My marriage started 8 years ago where I wanted to lead a life keeping Allah Ta’ala and His pleasure… read more »

Women attending universities

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Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able to earn a living and see to… read more »

Hadith verification

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Q: I just wanted to know the actual hadith and the reference. They were both in regards to the ummah being forgiven. 1st Hadith more or less – our Beloved Master Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was travelling and near the outskirts of Madina made dua 3 times and fell into sujood 3 times – was informed… read more »

Trying to change one’s life

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Q: Reason why I’m emailing you is because I need urgent help. I have major hypocrisy in my heart with lots of maradh. I dont know what to do or where to even start! Please help me, this hypocrisy started 7/8 yrs ago when I fell in doubt with my religion and ever since then… read more »